Arts & Books
Mark Mazower / November 13, 2014
The age of the great statesman is over—but the former politician and historian appears not to have noticed
The Rich: From Slaves to Super-Yachts: A 2,000-Year History by John Kampfner (Little, Brown, £25) Honoré de Balzac claimed that behind every fortune lies a great crime. For John Kampfner, in...
Robert Darnton’s history of censorship is vividly written, but sometimes he is just too sympathetic to his subjects
David Edgar / November 12, 2014
This series of plays were intended as a response to the events of autumn 1989, now they're being presented as history. Do they still stand up?
James Robertson / November 7, 2014
"Brand is using his celebrity to draw attention to the stories the media ignores"
Serena Kutchinsky / November 5, 2014
This moving talk of grief and training a goshawk is the first memoir to win the prestigious literary prize
A new British library exhibition is "a penumbral dungeon of the warped, the perverse and the compulsively page-turning"
Peter Carey: "I don't think forgetting is a peculiarly Australian habit—trauma victims do it all the time"
Jonathan Derbyshire / October 31, 2014
Peter Carey © Laura Wilson In his new novel "Amnesia," double Booker winner Peter Carey excavates some of the most significant moments in modern Australian history: from the "Battle of Brisbane"...
The comedian-turned-activist styles himself as a pupil of Chomsky, but his new book only furthers the cause of the establishment he rails against